FBoS Release No.24, 2015                                                            

20th May, 2015



Findings from the Quarter 3, 2014 survey of Licensed Hotels, Resorts and Lodging Houses are presented in this release.


Key Figures:


Table 1


Compared to Quarter 3, 2013


  • The number of Rooms Available increased by 0.8% (7,495). 
  • The number of Rooms Sold increased by 2.1% (11,379). 
  • The Room Occupancy Rate increased by 0.8 percentage points to 56.5%. 
  • Beds Available and Beds Sold both increased by 1.4% and 2.5% respectively. 
  • Bed Occupancy Rate increased by 0.5 percentage points to 52.5%. 
  • Takings from Accommodation, Sales of Food, Liquor, Telephone and Other Miscellaneous Charges totaled 273.4 million, an increase of 1.1%. 
  • Paid Employment in the Hotel Sector increased by 3.0%. 


Figure 1




Figure 1: Key Points


  • The Room Occupancy Rate slightly increased to 56.5% from 55.7% for the same period in 2013.


  • The Quarter 3 Room Occupancy Rate for the last 6 years has been in the range of (49.4%) to (56.5%).


Map 1: Room Occupancy Rate (%), Quarter 3, 2012 -2014



Map 1:  Key Points


  • The Quarter 3, 2014 Room Occupancy Rates slightly increased in all areas when compared to Quarter 3, 2013 except for the Nadi Area.  
  • Third Quarter data for the Coral Coast area slightly increased from 68.0% in 2013 to 71.7% in 2014.
  • The Northern Area shows a slight increase since 2012 from 31.8% to 33.8% in 2014.


Map 2: Visitors by Country and by Area, Quarter 3, 2014



Map 2: Key Points


  • Quarter 3, 2014 data shows that a large number of visitors recorded were from Australia, majority of which stayed in the Coral Coast. 
  • Third Quarter data also shows that large number of visitors from the United States of America stayed specifically in the Northern Area and other islands including Kadavu. 
  • Suva Area also recorded the highest number of visitors from other countries and majorities were from Japan and other Pacific Islands. 


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